Driving north of Quito is the most famous indigenous market of Ecuador: Otavalo, full of traditions and handcrafts.
Following the route is Cayambe, the perfect place to see how people prepare biscuits your name is “Bizcocho” using a traditional technique.
Next stop will be a viewpoint to enjoy the landscape of Imbabura volcano (4610 mts.) And San Pablo lagoon.
Your next and most anxious visit will be Otavalo market, where you will spend time shopping and some quality time with your friends. You will fall in love with a variety of handicrafts.
After we will head to the Cuicocha Lagoon where we can take a walk to the side of the lagoon you can also take a boat ride (not included).
Then you will go to Cotacachi to have a delicious lunch and visit their leather shops.
Finally we can take bus to return Quito.


  • Sunscreen and
  • Sunglasses – Jacket
  • Money for craft market
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Comfortable shoes

Schedule – Itinerary

  • 07:00 Leave from Magic Bean restaurant (Mariscal Foch and Juan León Mera)
  • 07:15 Leave from Plaza San Blas (Caldas E1-83 y Rios)
  • 08:30 Visit at the Cayambe bizcochos (local biscuits) factory. Products not included
  • 09:00 Quitsato (Sundial) Mitad del Mundo. Entrance $2
  • 10:00 Viewing point ‘Mira Lago’ where it is possible to see San Pablo Lake
  • 11:30 Exploring Otavalo Market.
  • 13:30 Arrive at Cuicocha Lake
  • 15:00 Visit Cotacachi leather town/ Lunch
  • 18:30 Arrive in Quito


  • Shared tour: Transportation from Quito to Otavalo and way back
  • Professional and bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • New friends and fun
    (Tour Privado incluye) Private tour: Private transportation from Hotel – Otavalo – Hotel
  • Professional and bilingual guide


  • Shared Tour: Quitsato $2 entrance fee
  • Bizcochos in Cayambe
  • Market Purchases
  • Tips for guide
    (Private Tour does not include)
  • Private tour: Does not include breakfast, purchases and tickets.
DEPARTURE DAY: This tour is available every Tuesday and Saturday. (Shared tour)
Minimum to reserve in shared tour: 1 person
 Price per person: $50
Private Tour: 1 pax $230 – 2 pax $115 – 3pax $110. (Prices per person and any day)